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Photograph of an orchestra set out in a socially distanced way, we can see all the musicians sat out across the stage in distanced positions, whilst a conductor gestures from the front.

Life in Lockdown for UK Orchestras

In this longer-read feature, find out more about how UK orchestras have been faring through the pandemic – including taking on remote recording projects, working in creative new directions, and putting health and safety first in the move back to work.

Read more about Life in Lockdown for UK Orchestras

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General considerations

Normal hygiene precautions. In order to slow the spread of Covid-19, please observe the advice on the NHS website which has some important guidance on catching and spreading germs.

Self-isolation, testing and tracing. If you have a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, it is important that you self-isolate and follow the NHS advice on testing and tracing. 

Observing the lockdown. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are currently in different levels of lockdown and firebreak measures, read our latest advice.

Booking your vaccination appointments. If you have recieved a letter from the NHS inviting you to book your vaccination appointments, you can do so online on the NHS' website.

#InvestInMusicians

Government Must Act to Protect the Future of Music

Call on Government to invest in musicians at the heart of our £5.8bn industry. No-one should be left behind by Government support.

Government Must Act to Protect the Future of Music